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St. John's Episcopal Church

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Address: 2401 E Broad St at 24th St, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone Number: 804 648 5015
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A Great Taste of Revolutionary-Era History

What a wonderful, interactive way to learn more about the events that we've heard about since grade school! The actors do a fantastic job of explaining the context, and then you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful, interactive way to learn more about the events that we've heard about since grade school! The actors do a fantastic job of explaining the context, and then you are part of the delegation, as Patrick Henry's resolution is debated and, ultimately, passed. It's a great way to really understand what happened and to enjoy the words of... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Came for our son's school project to hear the reenactment of Patrick Henry's famous speech. The usher asked if we would like to move to the front and we were seated in the pewbox with some of the costumed actors. Truly in the thick of things- it almost felt as if we were back in 1775.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Enthusiastic reenactor and a well delivered story made for a great visit back in time. This is a great part of US and local history that is well worth the time.

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Start out your Sunday by going to St. Johns Episcopal Church for service, come back for the historical reenactment of Patrick Henry's famous speech. A wonderful way to spend a summer Sunday.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is where the United States really began with Patrick Henry declaring "Give me Liberty or Give me Death." There are 9 actors portraying delegates from the convention and visitors are seated next to these characters in a church holding about 350. It's fun, educational and every American should see it.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The church is currently undergoing exterior renovation so it is not great to look at, but the tour was so interesting. Our tour guide was so passionate and enthusiastic and clearly loves what he is doing. We loved being in this historic place where the American Revolution had it's beginning.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went to see St. John's Episcopal Church and happened upon a reenactment of the 2nd Virginia Assembly and Patrick Henry "liberty or Death" speech from March 1775. Very nice time. Actors did a Great Job. Must see. Hopefully for you the Church renovations will be done.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This small wooden church was once the largest public building in Richmond. As such, it was the site of the meeting before the Revolutionary Was where Patrick Henry gave his Give me liberty or give me death" speech. On Sunday afternoons in the summer, costumed actors go through a reenactment of the event--which should not be missed by anyone who... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The place where Patrick henry gave his famous "Give me Liberty" speech comes to life. We had an excellent docent lead us into the church who engaged the kids into the history of the place.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

St. John's is an exceptional historical experience in RVA. Th egrounds are in the fascinating Churchhill neighborhood. The graves are interesting but the church and its Sunday reenactments is the real hook. The docents and actors do a phenomenal job of making history (Patrrick Henry's Give me Liberty or Give me Death speach) come alive for all ages.

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Address: Address: 2401 E Broad St at 24th St, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone Number: 804 648 5015
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond

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